Skip to comments.From AZ Gov. Brewer[2,228 illega;rleased by DHS]
Posted on 03/15/2013 5:44:33 PM PDT by SandRat
Im disappointed but not surprised by yesterdays congressional testimony in which ICE Director John Morton acknowledged the Obama Administration released 2,228 illegal aliens from federal custody last month.
Among those released, according to Director Morton, were at least 10 individuals classified among the highest-risk offenders. Others released included repeat drunken-driving offenders who, in addition to being in our country illegally, have exhibited behavior that places at-risk every Arizonan innocently sharing our roadways.
Yesterdays ICE testimony directly contradicts repeated assurances and explanations peddled by the Obama administration in the days after the mass release of illegal aliens became public knowledge. The American people were initially told there were hundreds, not thousands, of individuals released. We were assured they were low-level detainees of little public risk. As we now know, neither of these claims was accurate.
I repeat my request for the Obama administration to finally come clean with critical information pertaining to the release of these individuals. On March 1, 2013, my directors of the Arizona Department of Public Safety and Arizona Department of Homeland Security wrote ICE Director Morton in seeking: the number of illegal aliens released from federal custody into Arizona; their criminal profile; the manner of their ongoing supervision; and any information regarding further planned releases, among other information.
As of yesterday, the State of Arizona has received no response. This has gone on long enough. It shouldnt require a congressional subpoena to extract basic information from the Obama administration regarding actions that directly impact public safety.
--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Discovery alone would be revealing especially in seeing how the "most transparent adminstration in history" fights it.
God help the a$$hole who is responsible if one of my family members is hurt or killed by one of these criminals! Talk about all hell breaking out, just let me catch one of these a$$holes in my house or on my property, they will wish they were back in Mexico eating dirt!
If criminals have been convicted of crimes in state court, but have not yet served time because they were scheduled to be deported, yet are then released, it seems to me that the state should regain possession of them so that they can be put in jail or prison to serve their sentence.